To impeach or not impeach, that is the question. Or is it? The left wants to focus on impeachment discussions mostly to distract us from some of the darker truths about former president Obama that have been uncovered in the Mueller investigation.
Really, the scope of his investigation uncovered a few important things. For starters, we have absolute proof that Mr. Trump’s campaign was illegally spied upon by Obama’s administration because they represented a political threat to the DNC. That’s a big deal. We also know that a Russian effort tried it’s best to sway the election in 2016.
Stop now and consider something. We didn’t have the same problem again in 2018. What was the difference between those two elections? You might notice that a different President was in charge. How much does that matter?
There has been so much information regarding Russian meddling that we can’t have this conversation unless we start by clarifying what actually happened. First and foremost, there was absolutely no conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russian agents. That is a lie the American people have been fed for years, and the Mueller report makes it perfectly clear that this never happened.
Even so, there was a Russian effort to influence the election. It was managed by a Russian intelligence agency known as GRU (derived from the Russian words for Main Intelligence Directorate). The GRU attacked the 2016 election on several fronts. They utilized internet bots to try and sway voters. They purchased hundreds of thousands of dollars in political ads (which is actually small potatoes compared to Hillary’s spending which topped $565 million), and they supposedly even hacked the voting office of a Florida county.
According to Mueller’s investigation, the goal of the GRU was to undermine the credibility of whoever won the 2016 election and to sow general discord among Americans. While they didn’t determine the outcome of the election (which never mattered to them), they certainly seem to have accomplished those two goals. They have the predictable stupidity of the mainstream media to thank for that.
Mary Anne Marsh
Since the meddling was clear, we have to ask how it happened. This brings us to Mary Anne Marsh. She was a senior advisor for major Democrats for roughly a decade. According to her accounts, the Obama Administration bears all of the responsibility for this problem.
Marsh was aware of a CIA briefing that outlined the Russian threat to Obama and his top officials. In response to that threat, Obama’s only action was to ask the Senate to sign a document admitting the risk of Russian interference. At no point did Obama ever actually try to stop the Russians from meddling in our elections.
When you compare Marsh’s account to Obama’s own words, it’s clear that he never intended to combat the GRU. You might remember when he assured the nation that it was entirely impossible for Russians to hack or otherwise compromise the election process. You might also remember how he completely backpedaled a few months later when he didn’t like the results.
When you put it all together, there are only two possibilities. Either Obama committed gross negligence in protecting our country from a foreign enemy, or he was complicit in the Russian meddling.
It’s not that hard to imagine. Obama was notoriously soft on Russia. He was caught on a hot mike telling promising a top Russian official he would have more flexibility after his re-election. Russia received less than a slap on the wrist after annexing Crimea. Obama gave them virtually total control over the Syrian catastrophe, and his party has had deeply corrupt dealings with Russia for at least the last decade.
That aside, there are some obvious carrots the GRU could have offered Obama. It was clear that the DNC had been hacked, and all of the intelligence groups were leaning towards a Russian effort. Perhaps Obama was promised that certain emails wouldn’t go public if he looked the other way.
Of course, that’s entirely speculative. It’s just as likely that Obama was a blundering incompetent. He was more focused on making celebrity contacts and appearing on late night talk shows than he was on running the country and keeping us safe.
The point is that either case merits an investigation. Whether he was in cahoots with the Russians or grossly negligent, he put American freedom at risk. Our priority now needs to be investigating Obama’s administration to uncover the true depths of the problem. Only then can we hold responsible parties accountable and try to move forward with free and fair elections.
No matter how you look at it, Russian interference was Obama’s fault. What remains to be seen is what the American people will do about it.